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Storia ed archeologia in Umbria

History and archeology

Historical and archaeological points of interest in Umbria

Umbria is a region rich in historical and archaeological sites that tell the story of a region that over the centuries has seen the passage of different populations, from the most remote places in the region up to the squares of the largest cities, in Umbria, you can find traces of the history and traditions varied.

Since pre-Roman times when the first people, mostly Etruscan, have settled in Umbria until more recent times, every little town or village of this region contains one or more places still untouched by high historical and archaeological value.

Among the most prominent examples include the Fossil Forest in Dunarobba, the Carsulae Archaeological Park and the Roman Theatre of Gubbio: Bella Umbria has selected the major points of historical interest and offers you detailed information about places and times to visit the various tourist excellence.

  1. The Castle of Ramazzano

    Typology: POI  Storia e Archeologia 
    The Castle of Ramazzano, which gives the name to the town, was built in the 12th century by the family Ramazzani, to which it belonged from 1097 till the end of the 16th century.
  2. Torri di Properzio and Porta Venere

    Spello (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Discover the breathtaking Torri di Properzio e Porta Venere, the symbols of Spello.
  3. Palazzo Trinci

    Foligno (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Trinci Palace is one of the most interesting late-Gothic mansion in central Italy and the most famous building of Foligno.
  4. The Roman Amphitheatre

    Spoleto (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Located in the homonymous street, close to Piazza Garibaldi, the Roman Amphitheatre was a great space for the gladiatorial games, which today houses many concerts, ballets and other cultural events.
  5. Porta San Pietro

    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The medieval walls of Perugia were built at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth century to accommodate the expansion of the city. One of the most important gates of the medieval walls is Porta San Pietro.
  6. The Rocca Maggiore Fortress

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The fortifications of Assisi included two fortresses in addition to the walls: Rocca Maggiore at the top of the hill and Rocca Minore which strengthened the south-eastern corner of the walls. They were both built by Cardinal Gil de Albornoz around 1360 as part of his effort to restore papal authority in the region.
  7. Pozzo Etrusco (Etruscan Well)

    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Pozzo Etrusco (Etruscan Well), an imposing construction of the fourth or third century BC which has exceptional dimensions : 37 meters deep and 5.6 meters in diameter , viable thanks to an ingenious system of stairs.
  8. Rocca del Leone

    Castiglione del Lago (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Rocca del Leone of Castiglione del Lago is a magnificent building which for centuries has been the most important military settlement placed on the shores of Lake Trasimeno.
  9. The Albornoz Fortress

    Spoleto (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The symbol of Spoleto is the Albornoz fortress, an imposing fortress that stands on the hill of St. Elias, the highest point of the city.
  10. Fausto Amphitheatre

    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    One of the most beautiful complex in the city of Terni is the Fausto Amphitheatre, the main archaeological find of Roman still visible.
  11. The Rocca Paolina Fortress

    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Fortress, hidden city, prison, walkway, place of social cohesion: the Rocca Paolina in Perugia has been and still is a place of multiple identities.
  12. Gallenga Stuart Palace

    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Built in the eighteenth century in Fortebraccio Square, Palace Gallenga Stuart is a typical example of baroque architecture. Since 1927 hosts the headquarters of the University for Foreigners of Perugia.
  13. Orvieto Underground

    Orvieto (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Orvieto, an ancient city suspended halfway between heaven and earth, has long kept secret the labyrinth of caves and tunnels hidden in the silent darkness of the cliff. Those who lived on the top of...
  14. Hypogeum of San Manno

    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    More or less three kilometres away from the train station of Fontivegge, not too far away from via Cortonese, you can find the subterranean of Manno. It is constituted of an atmosphere quite large...
  15. Ocriculum

    Otricoli (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Ocriculum, which was originally an Umbrian settlement situated on the hill where the modern Otricoli is now to be found, was reconstructed during Roman times in the valley, in closer proximity to the...
  16. The Fossil Forest in Dunarobba

    Avigliano Umbro (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The fossil forest consists of trees belonging to a fossil species of giant sequoiaprsente in Italy over a million Amni ago (in ancient Quaternary). The peculiarity of this forest...
  17. Archaeological park of Carsulae

    San Gemini (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Carsulae, an ancient Roman town erected along the course of the Flaminia Road, was abbandoned long-ago because of serious landslides which had rendered it necessary to move the seat of this important...
  18. Tempietto del Clitunno - Temple of Clitunno

    Campello sul Clitunno (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The little temple of the Clitunno, located in Campello sul Clitunno, has still maintained the classical name of the river having its source nearby.Plinio describes the source not only as the aim of...
  19. Rocca di Passignano (Rock of Passignano)

    Passignano sul Trasimeno (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The medieval fortress built in the V - VI century by the Lombards is in position relative to the center of Passignano and after the bombing of the Second World War and a long period of restoration...
  20. Palazzo Ducale

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The Palazzo Ducale was built after 1470 following the arrival of Federico da Montefeltro and is the expression of a lifestyle ispired from the humanistic civilizaion. L. Laurana, worked on it under...